Recovery from hemorrhoid surgery generally takes about two weeks, but, in some cases, full recovery may take between three and six weeks, as WebMD explains. The procedure of surgically removing hemorrhoids is called hemorrhoidectomy. Hemorrhoidectomies are routinely performed, low-risk procedures.
People with hemorrhoids often respond well to non-surgical treatments, such as dietary changes, good hygiene and topical medications, notes WebMD. If these methods are unsuccessful and if the hemorrhoids are large, causing pain and bleeding, then surgery should be discussed. The patient is given either local or general anesthesia. Usually, hemorrhoidectomy is an outpatient procedure, and patients are discharged on the same day.